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Let’s stop using the “OLD FAN”​ excuse for why you haven’t gone digital as a sports team.

It’s something I hear a lot and drives me mad in the sports world. Like really insane, because it is a misunderstanding of where attention is at all age levels. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the reason a team...

Top Shifts In Sports Sponsorship For 2020 & Beyond

2020 may be one of the most vital years for sports sponsorship this century. We are in the golden age of digital marketing and advertising….all while we have been slow to adopt digital into our sponsorship assets & packages. 2020 will be a...

Sponsorship can’t only be “Awareness”​ advertising anymore…or we’ll lose.

I was reading about sponsorship (because well…I’m a bit obsessed with it if you couldn’t tell) and something slapped me in the face, I know, I’ve said things slap me in the face in the past…unfortunately, it is happening a lot more...

The 3 Biggest Benefits for Sports Sponsorships

We should always be selling benefits over features in sports sponsorships. Features are the what. They commoditize our product. Benefits are the Why. They bring context to why a brand should spend with your team over buying more digital ads. So what are...

Sports Sponsorship Predictions For Growth In 2022

It seems as though each year we are met with new opportunities, obstacles, and trends in sponsorship. It’s something that I love about our industry. It is forever progressing as our brands and fans change with the times. With change comes items that...

Why Sports Sponsors LOVE Digital Contests

In an over-saturated attention market standing out is key. Sponsors have Instagram ads to grab that attention…but those are getting pretty oversaturated. I’ve talked before about how your influence as a team can help with the over-saturation. A logo from a team...

The 14 Sports Sponsorship Sales Commandments by Rich Franklin (1–7)

I said it before, but the value I get when chatting with Rich Franklin on sponsorship is always unrivaled. I’m blessed to have him as a resource and knowledge base for all things sponsorship. When I am struggling with something in sponsorship…he...

Top 5 ways to LOSE a sponsor

Many times, we focus on the tactic TO do to keep our sponsors as opposed to NOT to do. But understanding the landmines, we can avoid them early before there is a problem. Mostly though…we need a map in order to navigate...

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What is Sports Promotion?

The power and emotion of sports are powerful tools. Our teams have created fan bases with similar characteristics, and followings that rival some religions. Fans want to be part of something, it is a human need...

10 Digital Baseball In Game Promotions That Engage Fans

Digital baseball in-game promotions are taking ball games for a turn. Upping the game. A summer day of baseball at the ballpark is one of the most coveted American pastimes. Generations have been raised on hot...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Do a Sports Sponsorship Pitch

You’ve done it. You got the meeting for that perfect sports sponsorship prospect. The meeting is set. You and your team are prepping for the pitch and have the format ready to go. But you ask...

Gaining Interest from Brands That Don’t Spend on Sports Sponsorship

Some brands just don't spend on sports sponsorships. Never have...some say they never will. There are categories that we can usually count on to spend on sports sponsorships. Auto, Banks, Insurance, etc. Most of the...

Using Digital Scratch-Off Games In Sports To Increase Sponsorship Revenue 

Digital scratch-off games in sports are becoming more popular. It's not surprising, because we are entering the participation age of sports sponsorships. Sponsors no longer want to just “Be Seen” by your fans.  The odd inventory...

The Difference Between Sports Sponsorship and Advertising

his is a debate that comes up constantly if you are in the sports sponsorship industry.  Sports teams will share how sponsorship is more than advertising. They will push the fanatical fans that the brand should...

Technology and The Future Of Stadium Advertising

Technology is the pinnacle of the advancement and growth of sports. From the first patents of a football to the invention of instant replay, we’ve seen technology catapult sports to be a frenzy of fan...

Reap Rewards With Effective Sports Fan Engagement 

We as humans are hard-wired for engagement. We crave the ability to connect, feel, and vibe with others. It is how we become a part of a community. The same applies to the sports fans that...

So You’re In a Brand New Market…Here’s How to Kickstart Your Sponsorship Sales

Let’s face it…if you work in the sports industry you are bound to move a ton. Many of us have racked up the miles as we grow in the industry, especially in the sponsorship sales...